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Sound of "Baltic Raku" onion horn in Greece

On 17th – 21th May 2014. in Paggaio region of Greece, there was 4th seminar in the frames of the Interreg IVC project "Regional cooperation in the development of the craft". The current issue of the seminar was ‘Marketing and different ways of promotion of crafts’. After the PHD Sarah Suib’s lecture ‘Heritage values and building narratives as part of marketing strategy’ was the practical part of the workshop. A working group prepared a presentation for the wilder auditory, a story about the ceramic folk musical instrument – onion horn or kazoo made in the fermented ‘Baltic raku’ technique.
The second day of the seminar was dedicated for exchanging of know-how, experience and stories about good practice in promotion of handicrafts and place marketing. The lecturers were representatives of municipalities, designers, tourism experts and design readers from Latvia, Dutch, Portuguese, Bulgaria, Greece and Spain. Latvia was represented by Regiocrafts project coordinator Dace Strautkalne and founder of the paper design company ‘Purpurs’ Ginta Šmite.
In the cultural program of the seminar participants had opportunity to attend the Wax Figures Museum of Theodore Kokkinidis, event of traditional Greek music and cuisine, visiting of archaeological complex and antique theatre in Filippi, acquaintance with the dawn of Christianity and Byzantine monasteries.